Global Politics & Cultures (formerly Independent Thought & Freedom)
Episode 139

Caribbean Heavy Metal and Indian Blues? Non-Traditional Music Scenes w/ Nigel Rojas and Rudy Wallang

Kirk Meighoo published on

A Story Club: Global Cultures S1 E6
streamed live on FB from the US (San Francisco), India (Dehra Dun) and Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean, Thursdays 12pm EDT | 9am PDT | 9:30pm IST

What is it like being a heavy metal and rock fan in the Caribbean, or a blues fan in India? What about being a musician in those genres? Can one make a living? Is this music “foreign”, “Westernising” and “imperialist”? Does it count as “local” or “national music”?

What is the rock or blues scene like in these countries? 

Join me, Dr. Kirk Meighoo (a musician, too, in another life), as we discuss with Nigel Rojas guitarist and singer of the Caribbean’s biggest rock/metal band, Orange Sky, and Rudy Wallang, the guitarist of India’s biggest blues band, Soulmate 

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